In the pantheon of problems this barely even shows up. It is this: I am getting a computer for christmas, but it is basically a blank check for $1000, and I don't know exactly what to get. I know, barely even qualifies as a problem, more like part of the fun of building a computer.
But this is my first time building a computer, but I have a brother that is knowledgable, so it shouldn't be too hard.
I have picked out a whole custom setup from newegg, and any advice on better parts or prices:
Mobo: $110 Intel D865GLCLK P4/Celeron [HT ready] integrated audio, LAN, Video (micro ATX, 478 pin)
CPU: $168 P4 3.0E GHz HT 800 MHz FSB, 1 Mg L2 cache
Video: $198 Refurbished 9800 Pro ALL-IN-WONDER
Sytem memory: 2x $80 512 Mg DDR400 pc3200
HDD: $60 80 GB excelstor 7200 rpm
Optical: $43.50 Sony Combo Drive CD-R/W DVD, 52write 32rewrite 52read 16DVDread
Network: $26.00 EDIMAX 102.11b wirless card, external extended antenna (on a cable)
Monitor: $130 ORION 17in Flat CRT
Case/PSU: $56.00 RAIDMAX micro ATX compatible, 7 expansion slots, 3 case fans, 420x PSU [http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...156-140&depa=1
Any advice AT ALL would be invaluable. Thanks for helping the noobie, thanks to all, in advance.